I heard some great news today!
It’s something I have been waiting for since I interviewed the band last July, and now it’s finally time.
It’s no surprise that I am fascinated by a couple things in this world; Baseball, and Punk music. And I couldn’t have been happier to come across ReverbNation last year and read about this punk band called the Implants, who was what you could call a super-group in the punk rock universe. At that time one or two songs were on the page. I listened to “Parallel” and was hooked.
The bio reads;
“Strung Out, Pulley, Ten Foot Pole, The Tank, ex-Death By Stereo & Voodoo Glow Skulls: Rob Ramos, Jim Blowers, Chris Dalley, Chris Del Rio, and Ken Conte
5 musicians, friends from (Strung Out, Pulley, Ten Foot Pole, The Tank & ex-Death By Stereo,) who have played shows together in their respective bands, form a new group as an outlet to release what everyone has been screaming for. The collaboration began in 2011, One by one jumping on board with their unique mark that would bring life to 12 songs on their yet to be named debut album. Returning to your roots can be a hard thing to do. Sometimes it means leaving everything and everyone you know and love behind. For the five gentlemen of IMPLANTS returning to their roots means returning to the no holds barred type of rock they just love to play. Influenced heavily by their other bands along with many greats in classic rock and metal. IMPLANTS are playing music of their youth but on their own terms. Blurring the lines of what is thought to be traditional melodic punk rock n roll, IMPLANTS have made a style truly all their own. With a plethora of musical tastes, talent and backgrounds their music shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. IMPLANTS have already gained a large following through social media and with several live shows played to sold out clubs, Request are coming in from all over the world to play “my town”. With crowd sing a longs like “Life Passes”, “Parallel” and “Through the Window” local and national radio have taken interest along with an assortment of media outlets. The fans have shared their voice and the music has responded. IMPLANTS are here to stay…. Catch them live at a venue near you…..”
How could anyone who loves punk rock not be intrigued by this?
Through Twitter, a fascinating social media tool that can bring together people from all over the world, I was able to contact the band and really get to know them on a personal and professional level.
In early January the Implants signed with Cyber Tracks, a record label based out of Los Angeles founded by El Hefe; Aaron Abeyta-lead guitarist for NOFX -and his wife Jen Abeyta.
Since then the band has seen things escalate to what you have today; a set date for the release of their new album “From Chaos to Order” on May 7, 2013.
Now with the release of the album upon us they “enlisted the help of old friends and experts to engineer and produce From Chaos To Order - Eric Stenman (Thrice, Senses Fail) handled production and Ryan Greene (NOFX, Megadeth) mixed the album (courtesy of Pebscore.com).”
I am by no means a music expert but to see the progress of a band that I enjoy so much is a great thing and I couldn’t be happier for them
For more information about the Implants give them a like on their facebook page, follow them on Twitter and check out their ReverbNation page. And for those looking for more information about Cyber Tracks check out their site, follow them on Twitter, and facebook.
Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at email@example.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.